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Astronaut's Ice-cream

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"Houston, we have a problem. We’re all out of ice-cream”. Become an astronaut with freeze dried ice-cream… just like the astronauts eat in space! 

  • $5.00
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  • Weight
    0.03 kg

Originally created in the 1970s for NASA astronauts to eat in space, freeze dried ice-cream is still a hit over 40 years on! Just like ordinary ice-cream, Astronauts’ ice-cream melts in your mouth and tastes delicious, however, there’s no need for refrigeration and it can be kept for up to two years (if you can stop yourself from eating it!).

To create The Professors’ Crunchy ice-cream, ordinary ice-cream is freeze dried by lowering the air pressure to the point where ice changes from a solid to a gas. This removes any water and moisture contained within the ice-cream. The process is called ‘freeze drying’ and makes the ice-cream become a solid. Crunchy ice-cream comes in a block and has a texture similar to honeycomb, although it does melt after you bite into it. This unique and fun food is perfect for would-be astronauts, ice-cream lovers or anyone curious to try it!


Cream (27%), sugar, whey powder (from milk), skim milk concentrate, maltodextrin emulsifier [471 (from soybeans)], vegetable gum (412, 466, 407a), flavour, water.

Contains milk and ingredients derived from wheat and soybeans. Made on equipment that also processes products containing peanuts and other nuts. Made from local and imported ingredients. Suitable to be stored at room temperature.

Please note: the Best Before on the inside pack is for the ice-cream BEFORE the freeze drying process. Once it has been freeze dried, it is advised to consume the ice-cream within 4 years from purchase. 

Ice-cream size: 100 x 60 x 20mm

Package size: 220 x 130 x 20mm

Astronaut's Ice-cream also makes a great classroom teaching resource. This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.


Content Descriptor

Year 3 - ACSSU046

A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat

Year 5 - ACSSU077

Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways

Year 6 - ACSSU095

Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible

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